M.T. Boston Firefly FD182


Official Number: 185290
Yard Number: 231
Completed: 1953
Gross Tonnage: 318
Length: 124′ 7″
Breadth: 25′ 2″
Depth: 12′ 5″
Built: J. Lewis & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen
Engine: Number 303, built by Messrs Mirlees, Bickerton & Day
Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd


1953: To Fleetwood as a new vessel.
1958: Sold to Canada as ACADIA SEAHAWK.
01.12.1964: On a voyage from Canso, Mulgrave, Nova Scotia (Sk. Ronald Mosher, 14 crew*) posted missing believed lost off Sable Island during a Storm.
She was last reported on December 2nd in approximately 43-30N, 61-10W, to the south and west of Sable Island.
7.12.64: SAR aircraft reported a large oil slick and debris in the area believed lost.

*Lost: Capt. Ronald Mosher, Canso, N.S.; mate Maxwell Dodge, Timberlea, N.S. and Nfld; chief engineer Clayton Randall, Mulgrave and White Bay, Nfld.; second engineer Gurth MacKenzie and crew members Jerome Boudreau, Ted Boudreau, Raymond Boudreau, Eric Fanning, Tory Greencorn, Patrick O’Hearn and Wilson Dort, all of the Canso-Dover area of Nova Scotia; Thomas Grant, Canso and Bay d’Espoir, Nfld.; Wayne Granby, Halifax and Newfoundland, and cook Simeon Lawrence of Canso and Newfoundland.

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M.T. Boston Firefly FD182

M.T. Boston Firefly FD182
Picture courtesy of The JJ Collection

M.T. Boston Firefly FD182

M.T. Boston Firefly FD182
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12/09/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.